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Population Basics

There is an abundant and growing number of talented workers in Ankeny and the Des Moines Metro Area which has a population of over 500,000. Ankeny is an Iowa leader in population growth, attracting workers who want to combine rewarding careers with a great lifestyle.  The City of Ankeny Laborshed Survey of 2010 shows a large number of workers, approximately 43 percent, who are open to pursuing an alternate career opportunity.

Ankeny

 

1990 Census

19,300

2000 Census

27,117

2008 Census Estimate

42,287
2010 Census 45,582

2020 Projection

55,000
   

Des Moines Metro

 

1990 Census

416,348

2000 Census

481,394

2009 Estimate

564,915

2014 Projection

608,748

Source: US Census Bureau; Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions; City of Ankeny Planning & Building Department

Households - 2009 Estimate

Ankeny

17,500

Des Moines Metro

219,243

Source: Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions; City of Ankeny Planning & Building Department

Last updated: 6/15/2012 2:02:52 PM